Nyeri county referral Hospital
The Nyeri county referral hospital is a public hospital located in the central part of Kenya. It is a 407-bed facility, providing in-patient and outpatient care to a population of over 800,000 residents. Due to the current surge in COVID-19 infections, an increase in the number of patients requiring oxygen has exceeded the hospital’s capacity to provide optimal care. As a result, many patients seeking care at the facility cannot get it and have had to be referred to the more expensive private hospitals far from their homes and families. Support to the facility will go into improving piping of oxygen in the emergency room.
Moi county referral hospital Voi
The Moi county referral hospital is located in Taita Taveta county near the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, in the southern part of Kenya. The facility has 112 in-patient beds and provides care for at least 150 new patients daily. Due to a high incidence of road crashes along the highway, the hospital responds to a large number of patients requiring emergency and critical care services. However, the surge in COVID-19 infections has increased the demand for these services and is putting pressure on the facility’s capacity to provide adequate care. Support to the facility will go into improving piping of oxygen in the emergency room.
Lodwar county referral hospital
Lodwar county referral hospital is a public hospital located in Turkana county in the northern part of Kenya. It is a 211-bed facility which provides referral care to a population of about 1 million residents. Due to the remote location of Turkana county, the hospital is the only accessible source of critical care services for most of the residents, many of whom are nomadic farmers. Support to the facility will go into improving piping of oxygen to the facility and will be critical in reducing patient waiting times in receiving appropriate care.